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Best Types of Foods for Oral Surgery Recovery
Posted on 11/25/2019 by Dr. Simon Choyee
Oral surgery leaves your mouth raw, swollen, with some bleeding, and very tender to touch. Even a simple tooth removal places dietary restrictions on us. There are some foods, though, that you can eat after oral surgery. Best Foods to Have After Oral Surgery Yogurt-rich smoothies are easy to ingest. These tasty treats can be as flavorful as you like. You can choose fruits and veggies that will go into them. They will not only fill your stomach but also help repopulate the useful intestinal flora that is affected by the antibiotics that you'll likely be consuming. Avoid using a straw. Whip up a smoothie with a consistency that enables easy swallowing with least bother. Soups are a commonsense addition to any menu prepared for a post oral surgery recuperative period. Thin, flavorful soups minus chunky pieces of vegetables or meat are ideal. Chunky additions require mastication and are best avoided. Eggs, boiled or scrambled, are easy to ingest with minimum chewing. They are also a great source of protein and minerals. There's no reason why you should lose out on nutrition for the period you're on a restricted diet. Eggs with a smoothie or milkshake constitute a filling lunch or dinner. Cheese, in its many varieties, is another great source of nutrition and useful probiotics for a healthy gut. You can have cheese by itself or grate some over whatever else that you've cooked. Mashed potatoes with Greek yogurt or boiled vegetables with a sprinkling of herbs, salt, and pepper is tempting for the taste buds and also a very easy preparation.Indulge your sweet tooth with cakes and pastries. Get in touch with us for a comprehensive post oral surgery recovery plan. We will help you create personalized, tasty menus that will keep you interested. Wish to recover quickly and healthily? Call us....
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In the Future, We May Be Able to Test for Oral Cancer Through Saliva Tests
Posted on 11/15/2019 by Dr. Simon Choyee
At present, oral cancers are primarily diagnosed through biopsies and imaging tests. Biopsies include brush biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine-needle aspiration biopsy, and mucosal staining. Commonly used imaging techniques include CT scans, CAT scans, MRI scans, X-rays, barium swallow tests, etc. Research is being conducted on the possible use of saliva tests for detecting oral cancers. Detection of Oral Cancers Through Salivary Tests Oral cancers are often detected late. This is the reason why a salivary test could be of great help. It would be easy to conduct, and routine checks at the dentist's office could flag this condition, if present. Catching the condition early increases the chances of survival, which at present are around 62% after five years of diagnosis. At present, research is being conducted to learn if metabolites present in saliva could indicate the presence of oral cancer. Researchers are comparing salivary biomarkers of healthy individuals, individuals with oral inflammations, and those who have been diagnosed with oral cancer. Researchers have chosen oral squamous cell carcinoma for this purpose. This is the most common type of oral cancer. At present, there are more than 100 known biomarkers for oral squamous cell carcinoma. However, many of them are also found in other dental problems. If the research throws up differences that can help eliminate false positives, it would allow scientists to create targeted treatment plans for the disease before symptoms develop. Present oral cancer screenings detect the condition after symptoms appear. By this time, the disease has spread aggressively, and treatment is difficult. Screenings at oral hygienists' centers may discover a tumor or growth, but by then the cancer has grown. Clearly, there is a need for a diagnostic procedure that can detect the condition earlier. Saliva tests may fulfill that need. If you seek answers about oral cancer, then we'd be glad to help you out. From oral healthcare for preventing cancer to treating the condition, we can help you understand your options. Call today....
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Sinus Issues That Can Be the Cause of Your Tooth Pain
Posted on 10/25/2019 by Dr. Simon Choyee
When you feel pain in a tooth, you assume that it means you have a cavity. The problem is that tooth pain can result from nay different problems including a cavity. The treatment for the pain you feel depends on the source of the pain. It will surprise many to learn that the pain they feel in a tooth can come from an issue with their sinuses. It is a good idea to learn how these this can happen. [[[H2:Connecting the Sinuses and the Teeth]] IT may seem strange that a sinus problem can cause tooth pain. The sinus cavities are located very close to the mouth. The sinus maxillary tissues are located very close to the roots of the molars. Because of the proximity, it is possible that any issues that occur in the sinus cavities will impact the mouth. Sinus Infections are a Problem The sinuses are filled with air. They generate nasal mucous. At times fluid can become trapped in the sinus cavities and germs can grow in that fluid. The germs can lead to a sinus infection. 90% of all sinus infections are viral and the other 10% are bacterial. When you get a sinus infection one of the symptoms is pressure. You feel like your head is ready to explode because of the infection. The problem is in the sinuses, but the brain may not know that. It may think that the pain is coming from the teeth that are near the infected sinus tissues. It is referred to as a sinus toothache. Treating the pain from a sinus toothache requires treating the problem with the sinuses. Once the infection is gone, the tooth pain should disappear. Come talk to one of our dental professionals at the office to learn more about how to care for your teeth....
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All Posts:

Best Types of Foods for Oral Surgery Recovery
11/25/2019
In the Future, We May Be Able to Test for Oral Cancer Through Saliva Tests
11/15/2019
Sinus Issues That Can Be the Cause of Your Tooth Pain
10/25/2019
Signs You May Have a Broken Tooth
10/15/2019
It Is Possible to Grow Your Own Bone Graft in Many Cases
9/25/2019
How Weather Can Lead to a Sore Jaw
9/15/2019
Who Could Benefit from Nerve Repositioning?
7/23/2019
What is Done During Endodontic Surgery?
7/13/2019
How Recovery Differs When You Have a Surgical Extraction
6/25/2019
How Oral Appliance Can Reduce Sleep Apnea Problems
6/15/2019
Oral Surgery Leaves You with Food Restrictions
5/30/2019
Signs You May Have a Fractured Jaw
5/20/2019
How Often Do We Need to Check Your Mouth for Oral Cancer?
4/25/2019
Does Your Underbite Need Fixing?
4/15/2019
What Goes Into Removing Impacted Teeth?
3/30/2019
Signs Your Toothache is Likely a Dental Abscess Instead of a Cavity
3/20/2019
Lying on an Incline Following Oral Surgery Can Speed Up Recovery
2/28/2019
Is Sedation Dentistry a Good Option to Help Us Improve Your Oral Health?
2/20/2019
Why Do Cheeks Tend to Swell Following Oral Surgery?
1/30/2019
What to Do if Your Lower Jaw Protrudes
1/20/2019
Tips for Keeping Your Mouth Guard in Great Shape
12/30/2018
Tips for Doing a Self-Exam While Looking for Oral Cancer
12/20/2018
Could a Cone Beam Improve Your Chances of Successful Dental Implants?
11/30/2018
Complications That Can Come from Untreated Abscesses
11/20/2018
Can Tooth Pain Stem from Sinus Issues?
10/20/2018
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
9/30/2018
What X-rays Show When Looking for Oral Cancer
9/20/2018
How Bruxism Wears Down Your Teeth
8/30/2018
Ear Aches May Be Something to Come Talk with Us About
8/20/2018
How Crown Lengthening Can Boost Your Confidence?
10/30/2010

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